but it has been my absolute privilege to recently be involved in a global eco-dyeing project - How Far Does the Hand Reach - "The Peace Cloth" - which has been exhibited in Norwich, England recentlhy as part of a bigger exhibition, Botanical Signatures, by Maria Clarke-Wilson.
103 eco-dyers from 28 countries around the world contributed silk squares eco-dyed with their local plants, and these were sewn together by Maria according to their location in the world into this huge piece you can see in the pictures below.
Here is my square printed with Marri tree leaves from a little bush block near my home, with some marri bark ink extra colouring, and outline stitching with silk thread.
Mine is second from the left in the second row in this picture, along with other pieces from Australia.
What an amazing project to be involved with. Thank you Maria for bringing us together. I would have loved to have been able to visit the exhibition.
You can see more at My Botanical Being on Facebook.
We were invited to contribute two pieces, one on silk and one on cotton, that Maria mailed to us. We could also contribute a third piece, which I did by printing local leaves on paper folded into a concertina shape.
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